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As part of the Enterprise Procurement organization, the Front End Procurement, Program Management Consultant is responsible for developing platform cost projections, and over the course of this work, driving cost optimization initiatives from Concept through Plan phases (ex. assessing specifications, designs, feature sets, supply chain design,...etc.) of development that involve driving down costs while delivering the mechanical and electrical architecture desired. The program manager must possess strong technical aptitude to collaborate with system architects & engineers on cost optimized designs & specifications across the functional subsystems. Ability to understand design elements in mechanical and electrical assembly is important. The program manager also provides engagement and analytical support for product innovation activities at Ideate & Incubate phases. Participates in global procurement initiatives and strives to continually improve business processes and procedures. The program manager should also have the ability to build strong, long lasting business relationships internally and externally. Strong presentation and persuasion skills with an ability to clearly communicate across all levels of the organization is also desired.
Ability to understand engineering design documents such as Schematics, Mechanical Assemblies, etc.
Knowledge of server / computer system architecture, and understanding the impacts on overall system design.
Very good knowledge of hardware & software technologies, including market dynamics.
Develop and utilize Cost Modeling tools along with known market conditions to estimate should be cost when assessing design tradeoffs
Develop overall business case recommendations for innovation initiatives by leading and collaborating with xfunctional team
Collaborate with Engineering and Marketing on cost optimization opportunities in an effort to drive down total cost while delivering the mechanical and electrical architecture desired
Help analyze and identify potential architectural challenges (NUDDs New, Unique, Difficult, and Different) through working with SQE, suppliers, etc.
Support DFx inputs in an effort to drive optimized cost and enable challenging design solutions
Develop product level cost Targets a0t Concept, Define, and Plan Phases
Attend and participate in competitive teardowns and identify opportunities on how we line up to competition, and help drive those opportunities into our future generation programs
Program manage Advanced Engineering, Marketing and Procurement teams to gather necessary inputs towards developing cost targets
Drive cost optimization procurement specific deliverables such as Cost Bridges and early Total Cost Management (TCM) views
Support the sourcing strategy by calling out the industry overview, supply chain, cost position and recommendation for Dell management strategy
12+ years of related experience in a professional role with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; or 8+ years with a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience in Procurement and/or Engineering
Existing knowledge of overall design cycle, landscape, and driving cross functional alignment
Knowledge of existing electrical and/or mechanical technologies and processes
Knowledge of electrical and mechanical sub tier suppliers and ODMs
Fundamental understanding of Design For Cost/Value avoidance
Knowledge of Electrical and Mechanical cost trends
Cost expertise on structural commodities
Strong program management skills
Strong strategic & influencer skills to guide Xfunctional teams in the appropriate direction
Familiarity with x86 technologies
***Role is needed for ramp up of work and potentially for 23 quarters.
Responsible for working with engineering and marketing teams to let them know how specific changes to a product will impact the cost of the product. Must be able to break the product down into its functional elements/levels in order to determine additional/reduced cost to making specific product change. Engineering background needed in order to dissect the schematics and update functional groups to determine cost impact. Compare cost to previous products in order to develop a cost bridge.
I look forward to hearing from you
APN Software Services, Inc .
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560 .
Direct: 510.623.5049 | Fax: 510.623.5055 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org